Category Archives: Living

The formula for marathon success?

Do online marathon prediction calculators offer too rosy a picture? Ian Williams takes a look at the formula, and offers a potentially more accurate oneIn case you had not realised, it’s marathon season – and I’m not just talking about the one on the telly – there are at least 30 listed in the Fetch Everyone race finder this month. And, while many runners are happy just to complete this challenging distance, there are plenty who are cramming their heads with calculations, extrapolations and dreams of PB glory.Unless you are the sort of person who turns up to a marathon Read More

Source:: The Guardian

Nigel Slater’s roast shallots with mussels and cream recipe

A seafood treat, cooked the easy waySet the oven at 200C/gas mark 6. Peel 350g of large shallots and slice them in half lengthways. Warm 3 tbsp of olive oil in a shallow, lidded casserole, add the halved shallots and 6 small sprigs of thyme, then bake for 30 minutes until the shallots are pale gold. Continue reading… Read More

Source:: The Guardian

Mass Effect: Andromeda – seven tips beginners need to know

Adapt the look of your character and your vehicle, keep on top of your skills and above all flirt – here are some pointers you might not knowAndromeda: it’s a whole new galaxy. And whether you’re a veteran player of the original Mass Effect trilogy or this is your first foray into BioWare’s galactic RPG, there are things you might not know when starting out. For sure, Mass Effect: Andromeda is all about the journey, but there’s no reason you shouldn’t make that journey a little easier and more enjoyable by following these seven tips. Continue reading… Read More

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Creator of that viral tube sign: 'I didn't think people would think it was real'

John Moore, who posted the sign to his Facebook page, said he wanted to pay tribute to the emergency services using a well-known internet meme – which ended up being read out in the House of CommonsAt 8.41pm on the day that terror hit Westminster, a doctor in Windsor called John Moore posted a picture he made on a well-known tube sign generator site to his Facebook page. It said: “All terrorists are politely reminded that THIS IS LONDON and whatever you do to us, we will drink tea and jolly well carry on. Thank you.” Continue reading… Read More

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The 20 best Nigella Lawson recipes: part 2

A comforting steak and kidney pudding and an easy fish pie – more of our favourite Nigella dishes• Part 3 of this series launches on WednesdayMy mother used to make this fairly often in my childhood, but mostly, I associate it with feeling under the weather: this is my idea – or rather my mother’s – of hand-on-the-brow comfort food. My mother always put a tomato cut in half in the dish, but I once, unaccountably, found myself at home and tomato-less, so bunged in some peas from the deep-freeze, instead, and was very happy with the innovation. You could Read More

Source:: The Guardian